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Become an expert on all things green by enrolling in the
Henrico Master Gardener Volunteer Program!

 Henrico Master Gardener Volunteer Application

The Master Gardener Volunteer program includes training and instruction in all aspects of horticulture, including lawn care; trees and shrubs; vegetable gardening; and pest management. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning from January to March. Learn more…




Interested in Renovating your Lawn? Just Do It Yourself!

Class to be held September 1st and September 3rd

Early September is the perfect time to renovate your lawn in Central Virginia. In “Just Do It Yourself: Lawncare,” Henrico County Extension Agent Karen Carter will cover soil testing, soil preparation, selecting the best turf grass, and when to apply fertilizer – all in a manner that is environmentally responsible in protecting our waterways. The class will be held on Tuesday, September 1, from 6:30-8:30pm at Deep Run Recreation Center and then again on Thursday, September 3, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. To register, visit  If you choose to register online, look for class title: “Just Do It Yourself: Lawncare” and select the appropriate location.



Combine your love of cooking, nutrition, physical activity, and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer.  The Master Food Volunteer Program helps Extension reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food preparation, nutrition, food safety, and physical activity.  Read more…



Sign up now for your 2016 SMART Lawns plan!


SMART Lawns Brochure

2016 SMART Lawns Enrollment Form

SMART Lawns Fertilizer Calculator

SMART Lawns is a seasonal, comprehensive program that teaches a step-by-step approach to building healthy lawns and provides participants a plan tailored to fit their specific lawn-care needs.  SMART Lawns are beautiful because they are healthy, green up more quickly in the spring, and make the best use of two valuable resources – your time and money.  They are also environmentally responsible and protect your neighborhood streams, lakes, ponds, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.  Read more…

VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module

As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.

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